An Audit by Another Name: IBM’s new IASP Program

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This year, IBM announced that it was going to present certain customers with the opportunity to participate in its new IBM Authorized SAM Partner Services (“IASP”).  In a recent webinar that it co-0presented with KPMG,...

IBM’s Standard Audit Clause is a Time Bomb

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It is standard practice for software vendors to include clauses in their license agreements giving the vendors the right to invoke audits or some other mechanisms to ensure that the licensed products are used in...

Be Wary of Certain ISV and Embedded Software Agreements

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It is common for software solution providers to use third-party products to support the functionalities those providers have developed for their solutions. For example, a network-monitoring solution may incorporate IBM Cognos functionality, or an accounting...

Avoid Pitfalls When Deploying ILMT for IBM Software

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IBM software is expensive. In some cases, very expensive. While this may represent a necessary cost of doing business for many companies with mission-critical software solutions developed on or using IBM applications, all IBM customers...

What If I Discover Unlicensed IBM Software on My Servers?

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Software license compliance is a task that typically requires constant vigilance. Despite a CIO’s best efforts, it is almost inevitable that software will be deployed on a company’s computers at some point without having the...

Don’t Short-Sheet the Internal Analysis in an IBM Audit

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One of the most critical steps any business faces in any software audit is conducting an internal analysis of deployments to entitlements, preferably before any audit data is shared with the auditors. That internal review...